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The Thousand Lights Hotel

Escape to Italy in this gorgeous read for summer 2023
  • Author
    • Emylia Hall
Regular price £9.99
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The new pick from Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Book Club and the perfect beach read for summer 2023, set in idyllic Italy, for fans of The Garnett Girls.

When Kit loses her mother in tragic circumstances, she feels drawn to finally connect with the father she has never met. That search brings her to the Thousand Lights Hotel, the perfect holiday escape perched upon a cliff on the island of Elba. Within this idyllic setting a devastating truth is brought to light: shaking the foundations upon which the hotel is built, and shattering the lives of the people within it.

A heartbreaking story of loss, betrayal, and redemption, told with all the warmth and beauty of an Italian summer.

Your favourite authors LOVE The Thousand Lights Hotel:

'A gloriously intoxicating fairytale - sweet, sensual and sun-drenched. You won't want to leave!' - Veronica Henry

'I loved this book. Such gorgeous, delicate writing' - Kate Riordan

''A real beautiful form of escapism' - Fearne Cotton
  • Published: Jul 13 2017
  • Pages: 304
  • 196 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9781472212023
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Press Reviews

  • Hannah Beckerman

    A heartfelt story about identity, family, grief and love, filled with warmth, compassion and a glorious dose of Italian sunshine. Hall's care for her characters leaps off the page and her sense of landscape is beautifully evocative. Mark my words - it will have you booking the next flight to Elba
  • Rosanna Ley

    For the flavours and fragrances of Italy - The Thousand Lights Hotel by Emylia Hall, a magical novel to touch the heart. Loved it
  • Kate Riordan

    I loved this book. Such gorgeous, delicate writing
  • Rosie Walsh

    Glorious... Luminous, lyrical, luscious. And what a story. I was transfixed
  • Debbie Johnson

    A simply gorgeous read by a supremely gifted writer. Just perfect!
  • Lucy Clarke, author of THE SEA SISTERS

    I devoured The Thousand Lights Hotel. Vividly written, I savoured every page. Set on the beautiful Italian island of Elba, Hall immerses us in the lives of Valentino, Oliviero and Kit, as they struggle to come to terms with their pasts. Tender, sun-drenched and beautifully written, it's the perfect summer read
  • Veronica Henry

    The Thousand Lights Hotel is a gloriously intoxicating fairytale - sweet, sensual and sun-drenched. You won't want to leave!
  • Lucy Diamond

    A beautiful book - escapism, romance, and long-buried secrets with a glorious island setting. The perfect holiday read
  • Susan Fletcher

    Lyrical, tender, sun-warm, romantic... the perfect summer read
  • Morgan McCarthy

    Didn't read so much as greedily consume The Thousand Lights Hotel. Beautiful, smart, uplifting, and full of surprises
  • Victoria Fox, author of THE SILENT FOUNTAIN

    A deeply moving novel from a deeply talented author, The Thousand Lights Hotel is one of those remarkable books that lingers in the mind long after its characters have left the page. This is an evocative, emotional and powerful read that should be in every beach bag this summer. Be transported; be enthralled
  • Red
    An emotional, evocative novel
  • Woman & Home
    Vivid, atmospheric and heart-breaking
  • Prima
    A delightful summer read
  • Daily Express
    This glorious, sun-drenched story moves along at a dreamy pace but the novel is far from slow. There are twists and turns to keep you on your toes and an enchanting cast of characters among the guests and staff of the hotel who keep the surprises coming. You can feel the sun on your skin and taste the aperitivo in this intoxicating novel
  • Sunday Express, S magazine
    It's a powerful story of grief, family and self-discovery with a magical sense of place and beautiful storytelling
  • Sun on Sunday, Fabulous magazine
    You'll be swept away to a beautiful Italian island in this perfectly told story
  • Italia! Magazine
    You are drawn into Kit's world from the start: take the journey with her as she travels from the monochrome sadness of her hometown to the gloriously sun-soaked colour palette of Elba and watch as the riveting story unfolds
  • Sun
    A beautiful story in a beautiful setting, this is escapist fiction in a class of its own *****